BPC Homes Earn Exceptional HERS Scores

BPC Builds Homes with Exceptional Energy Performance Including Net Zero Energy and Positive Energy Homes

The table shows the HERS Index scores of BPC Green Builders’ homes, the green building standards and certifications achieved, if the home uses solar panels and the year the green home was built. This table only shows homes built when the current HERS Indexing system was used. The lower the better. A 0 (zero) HERS score means the home is a net zero energy home. A negative HERS score means the home is a positive energy home.

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Note: BPC homes built earlier than those below were built under the previous HERS index system and the scoring was different. Under the old index system, higher scores corresponded to higher efficiency. Those homes are not shown in this table.

BPC Project HERS Scores

Project Town
Project Type
Green Standards Achieved and if Solar Panels Used
Year
HERS Score**
(LOWER is better)
Efficiency Higher by***
Greenwich, CT New Custom Home
Zero Energy Ready Home Certified
Indoor airPLUS Certified
Energy Star Home Certified
Net Zero Energy Home*
*if solar panels are added.
2020 48
0*
*if PV solar panels are added.
52%
North Stamford, CT New Custom Home
Zero Energy Ready Home Certified
Indoor airPLUS Certified
Passive House
Energy Star Home Certified
Net Zero Energy Home*
*When solar panels are added.
2020 34
0*
*When solar panels are added.
66%
Guilford, CT New Custom Home
Zero Energy Ready Home Certified
Indoor airPLUS Certified
Energy Star Home Certified
Solar Panels Used
Net Zero Energy Home*
*if more solar panels are added.
2019 22
0*
*If more solar panels are added.
78%
Trumbull, CT New Custom Home
Zero Energy Ready Home Certified
Indoor airPLUS Certified
Energy Star Home Certified
Net Zero Energy Home
Positive Energy Home
Solar Panels Used
2019 -13 113%
New Canaan, CT New Custom Home
Zero Energy Ready Home Certified

Indoor airPLUS Certified
Energy Star Home Certified
Net Zero Energy Home
Positive Energy Home
Energy Star
Solar Panels Used

2018 -2 102%
Pound Ridge, NY New Custom Home
Zero Energy Ready Home
Certified
Indoor airPLUS Certified
Energy Star Home Certified
Net Zero Energy Home
Positive Energy Home
Solar Panels Used
2018 -9 109%
Clinton, NY New Custom Home
LEED for Homes Platinum Certified

Passive House Certified
Zero Energy Ready Home Certified

Indoor airPLUS Certified
Energy Star Home Certified
Net Zero Energy Home
Positive Energy Home
Solar Panels Used

2017 -2 102%
Yorktown Heights, NY New Custom Home
Zero Energy Ready Home Certified

Indoor airPLUS Certified
Energy Star Home Certified
Net Zero Energy Home
Solar Panels Used

2016 0 100%
Ridgefield, CT Gut Rehab, Renovation & Addition
Zero Energy Ready Home Certified

Indoor airPLUS Certified
Energy Star Home Certified
Net Zero Energy Home
Positive Energy Home
Solar Panels Used

2016 -1 101%
Westport, CT New Custom Home
Zero Energy Ready Home Certified
Indoor airPLUS Certified

Energy Star Home Certified
Solar Panels Used
Net Zero Energy Home*
*if more solar panels are added.

2016 11
0*
*If more solar panels are added.
89%
New Milford, CT New Custom Home
Zero Energy Ready Home Certified

Indoor airPLUS Certified
Energy Star Home Certified
Net Zero Energy Home*
*if solar panels are added.

2016 49
0*
*if solar panels are added.
51%
Bethany, CT Gut Rehab, Renovation & Addition
Zero Energy Ready Home Certified

Indoor airPLUS Certified
Energy Star Home Certified
Net Zero Energy Home*
*if solar panels are added.

2015 37
0*
*if solar panels are added.
63%
Watertown, CT New Custom Home
LEED for Homes Platinum Certified

Passive House Certified
Zero Energy Ready Home Certified

Indoor airPLUS Certified
Energy Star Home Certified
Net Zero Energy Home
Positive Energy Home
Solar Panels Used

2014 -17 117%
Norwalk, CT New Custom Home

Zero Energy Ready Home Certified
Indoor airPLUS Certified
Energy Star Home Certified
Net Zero Energy Home
Positive Energy Home
Solar Panels Used

2014 -8 108%
New Canaan, CT New Custom Home

Zero Energy Ready Home Certified
Indoor airPLUS Certified
Energy Star Home Certified
Net Zero Energy Home
Positive Energy Home
Solar Panels Used

2014 -10 110%
Westport, CT Gut Rehab, Renovation & Addition

Zero Energy Ready Home Certified
Indoor airPLUS Certified
Energy Star Home Certified
Net Zero Energy Home*
*if solar panels are added.

2013 45
0*
*if solar panels are added.
55%
Danbury, CT New Custom Home
Passive House Certified
Zero Energy Ready Home
2013 35 65%
Ridgefield, CT New Custom Home
Zero Energy Ready Home
Solar Panels Used
2013 13 87%
New Fairfield, CT New Custom Home
LEED for Homes Platinum
Zero Energy Ready Home
2012 37 63%
Ridgefield, CT Complete renovation
Zero Energy Ready Home
2012 41 59%
Norwalk, CT New Custom Home
LEED for Homes Platinum
Zero Energy Ready Home
Solar Panels Used
2012 8 92%
New Haven, CT Complete renovation
Zero Energy Ready Home
2011 42 58%
Ridgefield, CT Gut Rehab, Renovation & Addition
Zero Energy Ready Home
2011 49 51%
Ridgefield, CT Complete renovation
Zero Energy Ready Home
2010 42 58%
Ridgefield, CT New Custom Home
Zero Energy Ready Home
2010 41 59%
Norwalk, CT New Custom Home
LEED for Homes Gold Certified
2010 48 52%
Ridgefield, CT Gut Rehab, Renovation & Addition
Zero Energy Ready Home
2009 44 56%
Ridgefield, CT Gut Rehab, Renovation & Addition
Zero Energy Ready Home
2009 37 63%
New Canaan, CT New Custom Home
LEED For Homes Platinum
National Green Building Standard Emerald
Zero Energy Ready Home
Solar Panels Used
2009 14 86%
Sharon, CT New Custom Home
Zero Energy Ready Home
2008 46 54%
Ridgefield, CT Gut Rehab, Renovation & Addition
LEED for Homes Platinum
Energy Star
2008 62 38%
Bethany, CT New Custom Home
Zero Energy Ready Home
2007 38 62%
Norwalk, CT Gut Rehab, Renovation & Addition
Energy Star
2007 62 38%
Norfolk, CT New Custom Home
Zero Energy Ready Home
2007 37 63%
Ridgefield, CT New Custom Home 2006 58 42%
Ridgefield, CT New Custom Home 2006 58 42%
Ridgefield, CT Gut Rehab, Renovation & Addition
Energy Star
2006 59 41%
Ridgefield, CT Gut Rehab, Renovation & Addition
Energy Star
2006 57 43%
Stamford, CT Gut Rehab, Renovation & Addition
Energy Star
2004 58 42%

* Zero Energy Ready Homes must also be ENERGY STAR and Indoor airPLUS Certified. Some are also Water Sense Certified. Passive House homes are also Zero Energy Ready.

**All new BPC homes are built to meet the Zero Energy Ready Home standards. This means all BPC homes will have excellent HERS scores. However, BPC works with the priorities and budgets of our clients. Therefore, the range of HERS scores for BPC homes is relatively wide, which typically reflects our customers’ priorities and budgets rather than the quality of the construction.

All BPC homes can achieve these levels of Energy Performance and therefore near zero, zero or minus HERS Scores if our clients wish to add the appropriate size solar PV panel array. This is an increasingly selected option by our clients.

*** Energy Performance improvement over a conventional new home’s energy performance. Each percentage point above 100% represents 1% of the energy a normal new home would use, based on a normal new home having a HERS rating of 100.

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